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Man killed in industrial accident in Roanoke

Accident happened Tuesday

ROANOKE, Va. – A local man died Tuesday morning after an industrial accident in Roanoke. The man died after a piece of equipment fell on him while he was working on site at H & S Construction Company in the 2000 block of Salem Avenue Southwest. 

Although investigators have not released his name, a friend confirmed to 10 News that 54-year-old Claude Sirry Jr., of Catawba, was the man killed Tuesday morning while on the job for his employer Via’s Truck & Tractor Repair, which has offices in Salem and Floyd.

A co-worker said he was two years away from retirement.

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health in Roanoke is conducting an investigation. An employee handling the investigation said it could take up to six months to complete.

John M. Oakey & Son funeral home is handling his arrangements. His first visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. John M. Oakey & Son Chapel on Roanoke Boulevard in Salem. His second visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location. Funeral services will be held Saturday.

Stay with 10 News for more information.

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